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  • SZYMURA STARTS IN QUALIFYING POSITION – CHINA
  • FINAL OCRDA EVENT AT PLYMOUTH on 8/9th OCTOBER
  • LONDON MOTOR BOAT RACING CLUB CELEBRATE 60TH BIRTHDAY
  • LATVIAN SLAKERAS SECURES EURO F2 TITLE
  • UIM AQUABIKE AND NATIONS CUP ACHIEVE CARBON NEUTRAL STATUS
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SZYMURA STARTS IN QUALIFYING POSITION – CHINA

Words: Steve ‘The Voice’ Michael Team EMIC driver Mike Szymura faces a new challenge at the UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Liuzhou [2-3 October], where, for the first time in his short four- race career he will dictate where he starts the race from. The 23-year-old from Berlin is one of a quartet of drivers to have stepped up from the F4-S Trophy to the senior tour, where they have…

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FINAL OCRDA EVENT AT PLYMOUTH on 8/9th OCTOBER

The final OCRDA Aqua Adrenaline event of the season is fast approaching and upto twenty teams together with ski-racers are expected to take part. The venue, the Mountbatten Centre at Plymouth is one of the best and hpefully the weather stays fair, although the circuit in Plymouth is relativally sheltered. The 2016 season has been a nightmare for the offshore contingent and only the OCRDA have managed to attract healthy…

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LONDON MOTOR BOAT RACING CLUB CELEBRATE 60TH BIRTHDAY

On 22nd October, the LMBRC celebrates its 60th anniversary and Roy Cooper of the website ‘Fast on Water’ has organised a get-together for all those folk who have a passion for that era. The venue is the Grouse and Ale, Marlow, Bucks, a Gastro-Pub owned and run by former F1 racer Carlos and Joy Maidana. Mine hosts have heavily subsidised the food (£10 per ticket) and the evening will be…

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LATVIAN SLAKERAS SECURES EURO F2 TITLE

Stewarty hosted the 2016 European F2 championship and Latvian Uvis Slakteris secured the gold medal just ten points ahead of Britain’s Matt Palfreyman collecting silver. Notable absentee from the meeting was Sweden’s World Champion Pierre Lundin. Palfreyman barrel-rolled his outfit during qualifying but his team managed to dry out the rig in time for the main race.

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UIM AQUABIKE AND NATIONS CUP ACHIEVE CARBON NEUTRAL STATUS

Thursday, 22 September, SHANGHAI (China): H2O Racing and BUND Holding Group have confirmed that this weeks’ UIM-ABP Aquabikeand UIM H2O Nations Cup Grand Prix of Shanghai will be the first carbon neutral events across both the sporting categories to take place in the People’s Republic of China. Throughout the negotiations and planning stages to bring two such high profile international events to Shanghai, ensuring the carbon neutral status of both…

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SHANGHAI-CHINA Rashed Al Qemzi Team UAE at the UIM NATIONS CUP World Series Grand Prix of China. September 22-24, 2016. 
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RUSSIA PIPS UAE IN TWO RACE SPRINTS

TEAM UAE PIPPED TO UIM H2O NATIONS CUP GLORY BY TEAM RUSSIA IN SHANGHAI Rashed Al-Qamzi and Rashed Al-Tayer came up just short in their valiant attempt to secure a record-breaking fourth UIM H2O Nations Cup title for Team UAE on Shanghai’s Dishui Lake on Thursday afternoon. Two yellow flag incidents in the first of two 25-lap Sprint races meant that the Emirati duo had insufficient laps to mount a…

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CAN TEAM USA COME GOOD IN THURSDAY’S FINALE

One or two folk implied were being a tad cruel when we used an image of a veteran Mississipi paddle boat in our last post but quite simply we did not have an image of Scott Gillman and Jay Price together. Afterall when they were active Scott was manageing Abu Dhabi and Jay was the star turn in the Qatar team. Now they are in Shanghi representing Team USA in…

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TEAM USA ENTER CHINESE NATIONS CUP EVENT

Were back in business after a welcome break in Devon. We also enjoyed the local racing/rally that took place in Exmouth featuring T750 monohulls. The Nations Cup in underway and Shanghai, China welcomes the fleet. A star attraction of the meeting will be Team USA. The driver line-up is a bit special as the combined ages of Scott Gillman and Jay Price is 100 plus and between them they have…

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Powerboat P1 announces new PUMA RIB and racing series for 2017

Successful one-design philosophy continues as P1 expands its racing portfolio with launch of new international RIB Championship. Powerboat P1, the world’s leading marine motorsport promoter, is unveiling its new P1 PUMA RIB at the Southampton Boat Show today, Friday 16 September, together with plans to launch the P1 International RIB Championship, a new one-design rigid inflatable boat racing series, in May next year. The new P1 PUMA RIB is a…

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Powerboat P1 to launch new RIB craft and race series at Southampton Boat Show

The Southampton Boat Show opens its doors on Friday and, hard on the heels of completing another successful season of SuperStock powerboat racing in the UK, Powerboat P1 will be unveiling its new P1 PUMA RIB together with plans for the launch of the P1 International RIB Championship next year. The 7.5m race craft powered by Evinrude’s latest G2 200HO engine has been built at Ross-Smith Marine in Lymington. It…

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LUNDIN EXTENDS LEAD AT TOP OF WORLD F2 TABLE

Sweden’s Pierre Lundin clinched another victory in the French Grand Prix at Macon. The Swede battled against fellow Swede Edin and Norwegian Munthe-Kaas until Edin was caught up in a minor incident which knocked him out of contention. Surprise package was Abu Dhabi’s Rashid Al Qamzi who secured the runner-up berth, his first F2 podium place. Brit Matt Palfreyman was battling with Russian Ustinov until Matt clipped a turn buoy…

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WORLD CLASS 1 RETURNS TO ABU DHABI IN NOVEMBER

Just when we thought the 2016 World Class 1 Series was dead in the water, a Press Release from the UIM office tells us the the UAE capital Abu Dhabi will be hosting the 2016 World Championship. It does not say whether it will be a three race championship over five days but the dates are 23-25th November which suggests it might be three races over three days. UIM President…

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